Colin Garrett, a fellow Virginian who made his K&N Pro Series debut with an impressive sixth-place finish at Langley in the series’ most recent race. Originally only slated to run up to four races in the HSR No. 18 Toyota, Garrett’s showing at Langley had his team — and Rick Burtner, owner of Garrett’s primary sponsor, Propel GPS — rethinking its goals for 2018.
Expect to see Garrett run the remainder of the K&N Pro Series schedule.
Garrett only began racing in 2015, and that the K&N Pro Series is a long way from Limited Late Models. But he has a couple of things going for him — the first is Hunt, who only a few years removed from trying to climb the NASCAR ladder as a driver himself can relate to what Garrett will experience this year, and the second is Sellers. The Sellers family has been hands-on in Garrett’s racing career since his entry-level days at South Boston, and Sellers has himself been a NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national champion out of South Boston with on-track experience in the K&N Pro Series, the NASCAR XFINITY Series and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
Another talented teenager to bear watching in Saturday’s race is South Boston resident Colin Garrett who will pilot a Toyota out of the Danville-based Hunt-Sellers Racing stable.
Garrett finished sixth in his debut race in the recent NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race at Langley Speedway, giving the team its highest-ever recorded finish in NASCAR K&N Pro Series East competition.
When Colin Garrett rolls to the green flag in next Saturday night’s whosyourdriver.org NASCAR K&N East Twin 100s at South Boston Speedway, he’ll have a bright yellow rookie stripe on his rear bumper. But when it comes to South Boston Speedway, he’s far from a rookie, which should make up for some of his K&N inexperience. He was South Boston’s Limited Sportsman champion a year ago and has two full seasons in that division on the .4-mile oval.
Colin Garrett, South Boston Speedway’s 2017 Limited Sportsman champion, has signed with Hunt-Sellers Racing for three races of the 2018 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (KNPSE) schedule.
Garrett joins HSR’s driver development program while he competes in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series full-time, focusing on the Dominion Raceway track championship. For his partial KNPSE campaign, Garrett has partnered with Propel GPS.
Read more at the Gazette Virginian: http://www.yourgv.com/sports/racing/year-old-set-for-trio-of-k-n-pro-series/article_a585cc26-2e01-11e8-8273-1731afbc05f0.html
Hunt-Sellers Racing (HSR) announced on Wednesday that Colin Garrett, South Boston Speedway’s 2017 Limited Sportsman champion, has signed with the team for three races of the 2018 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (KNPSE) schedule. Garrett joins HSR’s driver development program while he competes in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series full-time, focusing on the Dominion Raceway track championship. For his partial KNPSE campaign, Garrett has partnered with Propel GPS.
Read more at: https://huntsellersracing.com/category/press/
January 12 Colin Garrett received a championship ring and trophy at South Boston Speedway’s Championship Dinner. He led the Limited Division having the most wins, with five, he also won the most poles, with five, and was the season’s lap leader.
It was a break-out season for high school senior Colin Garrett. He captured the Limited Sportsman championship at South Boston behind five wins. He also branched out to other tracks on nights South Boston wasn’t running and picked up his first Late Model Stock win.
“I definitely have a lot to be thankful for this year,” said Garrett, a senior at Halifax High School. “Obviously my wonderful family and being able to have the opportunity to race. I can’t thank everyone who’s been a part of this team all year to get us to the point we did.
“My mom and dad put a lot of effort into my racing as well as my partners and I can’t be thankful enough to them all.”
Read at SpeedwayDigest.com: https://www.speedwaydigest.com/index.php/news/speedway-news/41341-drivers-will-slow-down-to-give-thanks-with-families-friends-this-week
by Reese Nobles / Race22.com
The 2017 season has been a breakthrough one for 17-year old Colin Garrett. At his home track of South Boston, in his second season, Garrett won the Limited Late Model track championship and has been getting valuable seat time alongside Peyton Sellers in select Late Model Stock races.
Photo by: Andy Marquis/Race22.com
Every year at Martinsville there’s always a rookie sensation or young gun that stands out from the competition. This year is no different, as it promises to bring out the drivers that’s either been reluctant to compete or young drivers that’s ready to make their mark at NASCAR’s oldest and most prestigious race track. This year’s breakout star could come in the form of Colin Garrett.
Article by Justin Mincey and photo by Dinah Thompson